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Armorial coffeepot

2006.44.1824.1ab (RS98376)

Description

Porcelain lighthouse shaped coffeepot with straight spout and twisted handle. White body with painted blue and gold decoration of a coat-of-arms containing a gold monogram within a shield framed by a blue curtain with gold fringe and tassels, border comprises of a blue band with two rows of gold stars.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1820
Inscriptions
"EB" (Painted gold monogram)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
porcelain
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
China
Descriptive terms
armorial (porcelain style)
Chinese export
Coffeepot
coffeepots
porcelain
Dimensions
9 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1824.1ab
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
173110

Comments

Armorial Coffee Pot, Phillips House #

AvatarPosted by Barbara Gard on November 21, 2011
I believe this pot is Lowestoft china (and perhaps not Chinese); as there is a picture of a very similar pot in the book "Memories of Old Salem) by Mary Harrod Northend page 195 with the caption below the picture of two coffeepots "Lowestoft rivals old blue Canton in the large square houses that line Chestnut Street."